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Young Clara (danced by Anna Martin) scolds brother Fritz (danced by Josie Augenstein) for stealing an apple in Schrader Youth Ballet’s upcoming production of “The Nutcracker (Clara’s Dream).”

Schrader Youth Ballet to perform ‘Magic of Christmas’

PARKERSBURG — The Schrader Youth Ballet Co. will present three performances of its “The Magic of Christmas” show this weekend in Parkersburg and Marietta. On Friday, the performance will be at 12:30 p.m. at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg in a special show for school ...

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Petula Clark will perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg.

Petula Clark to perform at Smoot Theatre

PARKERSBURG — Legendary singer and Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipient Petula Clark comes to the stage of the Smoot Theatre at 8 p.m. Dec. 18 in downtown Parkersburg. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for students. Tickets are available by calling 304-422-PLAY (7529) or online at ...

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Those involved in a previous live nativity at Tunnel United Methodist Church pose for a picture. This year’s nativity will be open from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Live nativity set for Saturday at Tunnel United Methodist Church

TUNNEL — Last year, Warren High School student Faith Weyant got the ultimate Christmas-time role. The teen portrayed Mary in the live nativity at Tunnel United Methodist Church, her third time in the production. It was a bright spot in an event that she said really celebrates the ...

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The Winter Wine Express to benefit Stuart’s Opera House will be 7 p.m. Saturday in Nelsonville.

Winter Wine Express slated for Saturday

NELSONVILLE — Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville is presenting the Winter Wine Express on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway at 7 p.m. Saturday at 33 Canal St. First Class tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door, Coach tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door and are on sale ...

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The McClung home at 1433 22nd St., Parkersburg, is part of the 50th annual Holly Trail Tour of Homes on Saturday and Sunday.

‘Golden tour’ marks Holly Trail’s 50th anniversary Saturday and Sunday

PARKERSBURG — The GFWC Parkersburg Woman’s Club will hold its 50th annual Holly Trail Tour of Homes on Saturday and Sunday with several homes in Parkersburg and one in Vienna. In celebration of the “golden tour,” this year’s program features the addition of evening tour from 5-7 ...

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The Smoot Theatre Youth Vocal Ensembles will present a Christmas Concert at 4 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Parkersburg. Pictured from left are Tori Tennant, Vada Hafer, Evan Matheny, Sophie Seckman and  Nathan Thornton.

Smoot Theatre Youth Vocal Ensembles to present Christmas concert

PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre Youth Vocal Ensembles will present a Christmas Concert at 4 p.m. Dec. 9 at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Parkersburg. The concert is a free performance, with donations accepted. Trinity Episcopal Church is located at 430 Juliana St. is handicap ...

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One of the Herdman children creates mayhem as the cast of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” rehearses for this weekend’s production by the Junior Players and Youth Theatre of the Mid-Ohio Valley Players.

Junior Mid-Ohio Valley Players prep Christmas play

MARIETTA — The best is seldom ordinary, and “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” takes that principle to stage in a play about a nativity pageant. The junior players and youth theater production by the Mid-Ohio Valley Players is being staged for three performances this weekend. The cast of ...

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Brooklyn Ewing and Jerry Larew Jr. at the 2017 Nightmares Film Festival in Columbus with their award.

Horror sequel returns to Marietta

MARIETTA — Undo’s on the Pike restaurant in Marietta is hosting dinner and a movie night featuring the new award-winning hometown-horror sequel “She Was So Pretty 2: Be Good for Goodness Sake” on Dec. 29. “She Was So Pretty 2” is the followup to Parkersburg native Brooklyn ...

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Williamstown residents Tom Rowell, 74, and Bruce Holmes, 69, enjoy the community Thanksgiving dinner hosted by American Legion Post 159 in Williamstown last year.

Thanksgiving dinner available throughout Mid-Ohio Valley

PARKERSBURG — Various organizations and churches will continue the annual Thanksgiving Day tradition of providing a free meal to community members on the holiday. * The Parkersburg Salvation Army will hold its annual free Thanksgiving Day Dinner beginning at 11:30 a.m. today on Fifth ...

Caroling program scheduled in Ripley

RIPLEY — The history of caroling is coming to Alpine Theatre in Ripley on Nov. 26. Storyteller Susanna “Granny Sue” Holstein and musician Jeff Seager have been a-caroling across the region for more than five years. They are bringing their sing-along folk performance to Ripley. “Here ...

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The Belpre Holiday Lights Parade will be 6 p.m. Saturday on Washington Boulevard in Belpre, with Santa Claus greeting children after the parade at the bandshell in Civitan Park.

Light parades to be held in Mid-Ohio Valley

BELPRE — Several holiday-themed parades are scheduled this weekend in the Mid-Ohio Valley. * In Belpre, the annual Belpre Holiday Lights Festival displays will begin today with more than 160 lighted pieces placed throughout the city of Belpre, along with Howes Grove, River Access and Civitan ...

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The Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Co. will present “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 1 at Marietta High School and Dec. 6 at Blennerhassett Middle School. Owen Tidd will dance the Nutcracker Prince and Catherine Hudson and Anna Menarchek will alternate the role of Clara.

Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Co. to present ‘The Nutcracker’

PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Co. will present its annual holiday performances of “The Nutcracker” in December, with one show each in Marietta and Parkersburg. The MOVB will perform “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 in the auditorium at Marietta High School and at 7 p.m. ...

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From left, Heather Hepburn, Joshua Woodard, Bill Knotts and Barbara Full perform in the Actors Guild of Parkersburg production of “Sister Act.” The musical will be presented the next three weekends at the Guild Playhouse in downtown Parkersburg.

Actors Guild of Parkersburg to present ‘Sister Act’

PARKERSBURG — The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will present the comedic movie turned musical “Sister Act” for three weekends in November at the Guild Playhouse at Eighth and Market streets. “Sister Act” will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17, 18, 24 and 25, at 2:30 ...

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Korean War Army veteran Orville Allen, front left, of Parkersburg, salutes as combined high school bands play “The Star-Spangled Banner” during last year’s Veterans Day program at City Park in Parkersburg. Standing beside Allen was Parkersburg resident Linda Hatfield, sister to seven brothers who served in the military.

Mid-Ohio Valley to mark Veterans Day

PARKERSBURG — A number of parades and ceremonies are planned for Saturday in honor of Veterans Day throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley. * The Veterans Museum of the Mid-Ohio Valley in Parkersburg will hold its annual Veterans Day open house from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at 1829 Seventh St. in ...

Taste of Valley slated for Saturday

PARKERSBURG — The annual Taste of the Valley cooking show will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Parkersburg South High School Auditorium. The cooking show is organized and presented by The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. Tickets are available for the two-hour event featuring Chef Chad Winebrenner of ...

Trees of Our Heritage opens on Sunday

PARKERSBURG — Christmas trees reflecting the holiday traditions of different countries and themes will be on display through December at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History in Parkersburg. The annual “Trees of Our Heritage” Christmas tree exhibit will begin with an opening ...

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Gary Reid portrays Carter Stanley.

Carter Stanley program to be presented

VIENNA — The Vienna Public Library is hosting a performance of a one-man show called “A Life of Sorrow, the Life and Times of Carter Stanley” at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at the library on River Road in Vienna. The free program uses a mix of storytelling and music to bring to life the saga of a ...

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Floodstage, a contemporary a cappella vocal ensemble, will be performing during the Fall Jazz Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Alma McDonough Auditorium at Marietta College.

Fall jazz concert to be performed at Marietta College

MARIETTA — Marietta College’s Edward E. MacTaggart Department of Music is conducting a Fall Jazz Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. “The Jazz Concert is one of our lightest concerts on our concert schedule,” said Marshall C. Kimball, Music Department ...

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The “Marietta’s Finest Top Shelf History — An 1800s History Themed Bar Crawl” will be held Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. at The Galley, Marietta Wine Cellars Inc., The River Town Grill, Over the Moon Pub & Pizza, Town House, and Gator’s Easy Wind Pub.

Marietta bar crawl focuses on 18th Century drinks

MARIETTA — People will be able to sample drinks from the 18th-19th century during the “Marietta’s Finest Top Shelf History — An 1800s History Themed Bar Crawl” Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. Organizers asked what did Rufus Putnam and his buddies enjoy when they needed a drink. ‘‘Take your ...

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The Multicultural Festival, being held from 5-7 p.m. Friday in the Hermann Fine Arts Center at Marietta College, will feature more than 20 cultures represented through food, performances and conversation.

Multicultural Festival to be held at Marietta College

MARIETTA — More than 20 cultures will be represented through food, performances and conversation at the Multicultural Festival from 5-7 p.m. Friday in the Hermann Fine Arts Center at Marietta College. Sponsored by PAC, the Office of Education Abroad and the Department of Modern Languages, ...